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Donte Meeks sentenced to seven years

Donte Meeks is sentenced to seven years at the Champaign County Courthouse for his role in the dismemberment of Ashley Gibson. 

Friday on the Farm, Aug. 18, 2017

Each Friday, business and agriculture writer Ben Zigterman checks out what’s going on at an area farm. Next up: Laura Christianson, who presented at the University of Illinois Agronomy Day about her research on woodchip bioreactors, which help remove nitrate from farm drainage.

VIDEO: Squad-car footage of June shooting involving Champaign officer

Champaign police released this footage Thursday afternoon, Aug. 17, 2017, taken from the dashboard camera of Officer James Hobson's squad car June 11 as he initiated a traffic stop of a vehicle driven by Dehari Banks on North Fourth Street.

Illini Training Camp 2017: 'Ball security ... needs to be a lot better'

Illinois coach Lovie Smith discusses giving Chayce Crouch a day off and the Illini offense, while linebacker Del'Shawn Phillips spotlights another strong day for the defense and running back Kendrick Foster talks about his return to the field.

Illini Training Camp 2017: 'Using tight end a lot more'

Illinois coach Lovie Smith discusses a bounce back day by the Illini defense, the music they play in practice and the first truly warm day of training camp before redshirt freshman Griffin Palmer spotlights how Illinois is using tight ends more.

State champion hog caller

Andrew Metheney captured the state hog calling championship for a second consecutive year. The 2016 Georgetown-Ridge Farm graduate was kind enough to show us how he did it.  

MJs Minute: David Leake

David Leake of Parkland's Staerkel Planetarium talks all things eclipse during a visit with Marcus Jackson in our downtown studios.


Illini Training Camp 2017: 'Nasty group when we want to be'

Illinois opened its third and final week of training camp Monday. Hear from coach Lovie Smith on his running backs and cornerbacks, Gabe Megginson on the offensive line and Ahmari Hayes' on the daily goal for the Illini defense.

Cubbie Conversation, Aug. 14, 2017

He's no fraidy cat, but the division race is heating up, says our J.J. Lockwood, who thinks the Cubs will still scratch out the NL Central title.

Those Who Served: Jesse Dowell

Jesse Dowell, a U.S. Navy bombardier during WWII, shares his experiences from that time.